A survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds. In addition, women wit...
– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET
A drug commonly used in hospital emergency rooms for people with migraine is substantially less effective than an alternate drug and should not be used as a first choice treatment, according to a study published in the October 18, 2017, online issue ...
– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Neurology® Embargo expired on 18-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET
Adopting a lying down position rather than being upright in the later stages of labour for first-time mothers who have had a low dose epidural leads to a higher chance of them delivering their baby without any medical intervention, a study has found....
– University of Birmingham Embargo expired on 18-Oct-2017 at 18:30 ET
People who have a healthier diet throughout their adult lives are more likely to be stronger and fitter in older age than those who don’t, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton.
– University of Southampton
The Journals of Gerontology: Series A Embargo expired on 18-Oct-2017 at 19:00 ET
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Van Meter Award recipient is Megan R. Haymart, MD.
– American Thyroid Association Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET
Children who are considered to be at risk of developing eye cancer should receive genetic counseling and testing as soon as possible to clarify risk for the disease. This is the consensus of leading ophthalmologists, pathologists and geneticists, who...
– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center utilized their Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) grants to make progress in characterizing the genetic and physiologic components of Usher syndrome—the most common cause of deaf-blindness.
– Research to Prevent Blindness
Nature Scientific Reports, Sept-2017
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC analyzed existing evidence and found that patients living with heart failure receive palliative care significantly less often than patients with other illnesses, despite evidence that such care i...
– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Oct-2017; K23-AG049930; R01-HL102084; R01-NR013665; P30-AG028741 ; K01-HL133466
Melanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the U.S. in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A fraction of those melanomas come from pre-existing moles, but the ...
– Cornell University
Cell Stem Cell
A study led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, the Helen M. Shearer Term Professor of Nutrition, has found that delayed lactogenesis was more prevalent among women who were obese pre-pregnancy and t...
– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Journal of Human Lactation
Two Medicare "pay for performance" programs have contributed to declining financial performance by hospitals in the Mississippi Delta region, suggests a study in the November issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.
– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is awarded $1.7 million by the NIH to study the impact of prematurity on brain development. The goal of the study is to develop biomarkers for early detection of risk for cognitive problems and behavi...
– Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute
A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
– Penn State College of Medicine
Tumors acquire nutrition necessary for growth and survival from the body of the patient in which they reside. Although these nutrients are predominantly provided by the circulating blood supply, the knowledge of how they are used by tumors is incomp...
– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Modeling the interplay between neurons and astrocytes derived from children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil, say innate inflammation in the latter ap...
– University of California San Diego Health
Some anti-cancer drugs are encapsulated to allow gradual release, spreading their effect over a longer time. For example, one formulation of the chemotherapy doxorubicin ( the FDA-approved drug Doxil®) encloses molecules of the drug in fatty nano-sp...
– University of Colorado Cancer Center
Lead researcher Iris Gao with the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research reports the isolation and identification of a new, patented compound, DMDD, from the root of the tropical star fruit tree, is helping treat this form of cancer.
– Middle Tennessee State University
It’s truly small-scale work. But researchers in nanomedicine – the study, development and application of materials under 100 nanometers in size to diagnose and treat disease – are making some big-time advances. Expert Available
– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
The American College of Rheumatology praises Sens. Alexander and Murray for reaching a bipartisan compromise on legislation that would help stabilize the ACA insurance marketplace.
– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
Imagine trying to take a picture of a runner, but only being able to see her feet. If you could see her whole body, you’d get the full picture of how she uses both legs to put one foot in front of the other to reach top speed. That’s the idea beh...
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Norman "Ned" Sharpless was officially sworn-in October 17 as head of the National Cancer Institute. He served on the board of directors of the Association of American Cancer Institutes and was director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer C...
– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)
NewYork-Presbyterian will hold a dedication ceremony today to celebrate the renaming of The Spine Hospital to the Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian, in recognition of the visionary $25 million gift by longtime supporters Dani...
– New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Queen’s University Belfast has been successful in a £4.6m tripartite grant award to tackle the third most common cancer, colorectal cancer.
– Queen's University Belfast
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has awarded the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Brain Injury Research Center a five-year grant to...
– Mount Sinai Health System
ACS NSQIP® has recognized 66 of 680 hospitals participating in the adult program for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2016.
– American College of Surgeons (ACS)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of a breakthrough cancer treatment — Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) — for adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Approval came just weeks after ma...
– University of Chicago Medical Center
The treatment, known as CAR T-cell therapy, is being offered by the University of Chicago Medicine, the first site in Chicago and Illinois to be certified by both Kite Pharma Inc. and Novartis. The FDA requires special certification for sites offerin...
– University of Chicago Medical Center
Marking its 125-year legacy as a leader in nursing education, research, and practice, Columbia Nursing held its “Building the Future” Gala on Tuesday October 17, at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. In keeping with its mission and commitmen...
– Columbia University Medical Center
Dogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.
– University of Portsmouth
Scientific Reports Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET
When salmon spawn, the earth moves -- not immediately, but over the course of hundreds of thousands or millions of years. That's the conclusion of a study, co-authored by an Indiana University geologist, which finds that salmon can play a significant...
– Indiana University
A medical condition that puzzled physicians, scientists and veterinarians, and remained obscure for decades, was long known by indigenous peoples in Colombia.
– Florida Atlantic University
Journal of Medical Entemology
A theoretical method to control grain boundaries in two-dimensional materials could result in desirable properties, such as increased electrical conductivity, improved mechanical properties, or magnetism.
– Penn State Materials Research Institute
Nano Letters Oct-2017
New University of Washington research finds that for a budget of roughly $1000, it is possible for someone to track your location and app use by purchasing and targeting mobile ads. The team hopes to raise industry awareness about the potential priva...
– University of Washington
Association for Computing Machinery’s Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society; Association for Computing Machinery’s Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society; Original Paper...
In a paper published in Nature Communications, Christoph Adami, Michigan State University professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, and graduate student Thomas LaBar have provided a look at how certain species survive by evolving a greater ab...
– Michigan State University
Nature Communications 8, Article number: 1012 (2017), Oct-2017
Power plants draw more freshwater than any other consumer in the United States, accounting for more than 50 percent of the nation’s freshwater use at about 500 billion gallons daily.
To help save this water, researchers at Sandia National Labora...
– Sandia National Laboratories
Journal of Waste Process Engineering, June 2017
For some crystalline catalysts, what you see on the surface is not always what you get in the bulk, according to two studies led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
– Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Science has long inspired the arts, but examples of the reverse scenario are sparse. Now scientists who set out to produce a “Star Wars” parody have inadvertently created such an example. Incorporating animation techniques from the film industry,...
– American Chemical Society (ACS)
The threat of getting burned by roaring flames is an obvious danger of firefighting, but other health risks are more subtle. For example, firefighters have been found to develop cancer at higher rates than the general population. Now researchers have...
– American Chemical Society (ACS)
Environmental Science & Technology
Wearable sensors are revolutionizing the tech-world, capable of tracking processes in the body, such as heart rates. They’re even becoming fashionable, with many of them sporting sleek, stylish designs. But wearable sensors also can have applicatio...
– American Chemical Society (ACS)
River deltas, with their intricate networks of waterways, coastal barrier islands, wetlands and estuaries, often appear to have been formed by random processes, but scientists at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions see order i...
– University of California, Irvine
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Oct-2017
This week’s landmark discovery of gravitational and light waves generated by the collision of two neutron stars eons ago was made possible by analyses and signal verification performed by Comet, an advanced supercomputer based at the San Diego Supe...
– University of California San Diego
Breast cancer cells recycle ammonia, a waste byproduct of cell metabolism, and use it as a source of nitrogen to fuel tumor growth. The insights shed light on the biological role of ammonia in cancer and may inform the design of new therapeutic strat...
– Harvard Medical School
Ben Garcia is working with Professor Marty Condon on a long-running research project that focuses on the evolutionary biology of some unique flies, the flowers they live on, and their predators, to better understand the diverse species from Central a...
– Cornell College
Kansas State University is featured in several sections of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense's special bipartisan report released on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
– Kansas State University
Defense of Animal Agriculture: A Bipartisan Report of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense
DOE Secretary Rick Perry awarded Argonne with nearly $4.7 million in projects as part of the DOE’s Office of Technology Transition’s Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) in September.
– Argonne National Laboratory
New research at the University of Adelaide has found that a specific combination of techniques will increase people's chances of having lucid dreams, in which the dreamer is aware they're dreaming while it's still happening and can control the experi...
– University of Adelaide
Many adults put off discussing end-of-life issues with kids, but a University at Buffalo researcher says Disney/Pixar films can serve as conversation starters for what might be an otherwise difficult subject.
The findings appear in Omega-Journal o...
– University at Buffalo
Omega-Journal of Death and Dying
Wichita State student Amy Lightfoot has authored a children's book titled "My Cousin Lili." The book is the real-life story about Lightfoot and how her cousin Lilian, who has autism spectrum disorder, inspired her to understand and love people with d...
– Wichita State University
My Cousin Lili
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, NYU's Joshua Tucker talks about communism’s legacy and how the Soviet Union changed the world.
– New York University
Graduation Initiative 2025 is the California State University’s ambitious initiative to increase graduation rates for all CSU students while eliminating opportunity and equity gaps.
– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
Janet Yellen’s term as chair of the Federal Reserve ends in February. Speculation has begun about who the president might choose to be her successor. Johns Hopkins has several experts with extensive media experience to discuss this and any Fed ne...Expert Available
– Johns Hopkins University
Award-winning filmmaker Alireza Khatami finds the roles of educator and student are sometimes blurred in his classroom at DePaul University. “I try to let students learn from mistakes I have made. I’m constantly trying to connect real-life experi...Expert Available
– DePaul University
A $20 million gift from the Milstein family will launch the new Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity, a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and Cornell Tech that will pioneer a new approach to developing 21st century leaders...
– Cornell University
New employees (leadership-level)
– Pacific University (Ore.)
New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge will host historian Linda Gordon for the launch of “The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and American Political Tradition” (Liveright) on Wed., Oct. 25.
– New York University
The Department of English at West Virginia University will host a reading by poet Maggie Anderson on Monday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the WVU Downtown Library’s Milano Room.
– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Richard Joseph, professor of political science and African Studies at Northwestern University, will give a talk on his work studying politics in Africa and why access to information is crucial to democratic governance.
– Northwestern University
Benson Hill Biosystems today announced the commercial launch of Edit, powered by CropOS™, the first complete genome editing system made accessible to partners for the development of improved crops. Edit system combines the analytical power of Benso...
– Benson Hill Biosystems
BioRxiv, Sept 2017 Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 02:00 ET